As expected, issues relating to the war in Afghanistan are front and center on the first day of the NATO Chicago Summit.
At the request of the Iraqi authorities, Interpol on Tuesday issued a Red Notice for Iraqi Vice President Tariq Al-Hashemi “on suspicion of guiding and financing terrorist attacks” in Iraq.
On Sunday, gunmen assassinated Maulvi Arsala Rahmani, a top negotiator for Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) in Kabul.
Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 21 May 4, 2012-May 11, 2012
Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 20 April 27, 2012-May 4, 2012
April 20, 2012-April 27, 2012 Maliki Visits Tehran, Preparations for National Conference Proceed Without Iraqiyya
In April 2012, Afghan President Hamid Karzai approved new governor appointments for Sar-e Pul, Logar, Uruzgan, and Farah provinces.
This backgrounder addresses some of the ways Iran is bypassing sanctions—specifically, how and to whom Iran can still sell its oil, alternative methods for processing payments for oil, and how it can transport oil to its customers.